Stress counselling in Cheadle near South Manchester and Stockport

What is stress?

Stress counselling in South Manchester Stress is an inevitable part of life - we can't avoid it. Indeed a certain amount of stress is beneficial to our lives, as it can give us an adrenalin buzz/drive us forward to achieve goals. But for many of us stress can become overwhelming - we feel our lives are spinning out of control; we feel powerless; our anxiety becomes habitual and we feel depressed , stressed and angry. Stress can have a negative impact on our relationships.

People who have autism spectrum disorder or Asperger's find social interaction stressful.

How can stress counselling help?

Counselling can help you manage your stress by
  • facing your fears
  • identifying stress triggers
  • challenging your negative thought patterns/beliefs about yourself and others. In this way counselling can change the neural pathways in your brain.
  • helping you to accept what you can control (eg your response to a stressful event/choosing foods which boost your serotonin, dopamine levels) and what you can't control (eg the behaviour of others)
  • learning to self soothe and nurture your vulnerable feelings
  • identifying self harming, addictive behaviour as an attempt to avoid stressful feelings
  • accepting that we all feel stress/vulnerable
  • learning mindfulness/meditation/grounding techniques


Listen to BBC Radio 4's programme- All in the Mind - about stress and mental health.

Listen to the Today programme about stress in the work place.

“The biggest part of healing or making ourselves whole is to accept all of ourselves, all the many parts of ourselves” Louise Hay